You might as well rename Twitter to “Stephen King Twitter”.
Lots of people have questions about Stephen King’s Twitter account, Twitter posts, and Twitter news.
Stephen King has 6.5 million Twitter followers. He is very active on Twitter, often posting several times per day about books, his corgi, politics, and pop culture.
He is such a beast on Twitter that Donald Trump blocked him. If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading Stephen King’s Twitter feed, you’re in for a treat. Today, we’re going to dive into 9 things you need to know—including some of his best tweets ever.
What Is Stephen King’s Twitter Account?
Stephen King’s Twitter account is @StephenKing. He is extremely active on the platform, so check out his Twitter account, follow him, and enjoy the entertainment. He regularly posts every few hours.
You can read his latest tweets or scroll down his feed for some Stephen King Twitter anarchy.
One interesting tidbit is that his Twitter bio simply says, “Author”.
I appreciate that he underplays his enormous success as a writer. Anything more might come across as pompous. I’ve always thought King seemed incredibly down-to-earth.
When Did Stephen King Make a Twitter Account?
According to his Twitter profile, Stephen King made a Twitter Account in December 2013. That means he’s already been on the platform for a long time.
In fact, some of his very best tweets were posted years ago, as you’ll see later in this article.
Is Stephen King on Social Media?
This may seem like a silly question for an article about Stephen King on Twitter, but lots of people ask it. So, yes, Stephen King is on social media. He is very active on Twitter.
Although Stephen King used to also use Facebook, he posted a message on Twitter in 2020 saying that he was done with the platform due to rampant fake news. Many other celebrities have also dumped Facebook.
Here’s his tweet about exiting Facebook:
I'm quitting Facebook. Not comfortable with the flood of false information that's allowed in its political advertising, nor am I confident in its ability to protect its users' privacy. Follow me (and Molly, aka The Thing of Evil) on Twitter, if you like.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 1, 2020
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Best Stephen King Tweets?
1. Pennywise on Sesame Street
Leave it to Stephen King to suggest the murderous creature from IT guest host on a popular children’s show:
Float, indeed, Mr. King. Float, indeed.
2. Doggy Shawshank
Stephen King calls his beloved dog, The Thing of Evil:
Molly, aka the Thing of Evil, endures yet another stretch in Doggy Shawshank for bad behavior. I tell her "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time." Does no good. pic.twitter.com/m1p0hSWbuj— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 5, 2021
He had me at the reference to dogs and Shawshank. In case you didn’t know, the Shawshank Redemption movie is based on a Stephen King story. As a prolific author, he has written many bestsellers that have sold 350 million copies worldwide. I even recently spent hours figuring out his top-selling novel.
Ok, back to the tweet. What I also love about this tweet is that it humanizes Stephen King.
He is, after all, more than a master storyteller. He is ultimately a human just like you and me.
3. Cannibal Jokes
This has to be one of my all-time favorite tweets from King. It rings so true to his voice and personality—at least the one I perceive while hungrily consuming his fiction.
Because I was late to the cannibal feast, they gave me the cold shoulder.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 18, 2019
An interviewer once asked Stephen King how he came up with such scary stories. He replied, “I have the heart of a young boy…in a jar on my desk.”
4. Free Bees
In January 2020, Stephen King posted this pun-terrific tweet:
I went to the local apiary to buy a dozen bees. They gave me thirteen and said the last one was a free bee.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 22, 2020
Sometimes Stephen King’s humor is dark and twisted. Sometimes it is light and cheesy. I don’t know about you, but I rather appreciate his comedic range. Plus, I learned a new word—”apiary”.
5. Truth Wrapped in an Anatomy Lesson
If you read any Stephen King books, you’ll know that he is no stranger to filthy language:
Worth remembering: Just having a penis does not allow you to be a dick.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 9, 2015
I’m not complaining, mind you, just pointing out the facts. Actually, I think his willingness to show the darker side of human nature makes him a better storyteller. You get the story raw, edited for sure, but not polished free of truth.
6. Supporter of Women
Stephen King doesn’t mince words on Twitter (or anywhere, I gather). He often talks about guns and politics with zero fu*ks given. However, he also loves animals, cares about children, and supports women.
Happy Internationl Women’s Day to all women, and especially to my wife Tabby and my daughter Naomi. You still amaze me.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 8, 2021
This just makes me like Stephen King so much more.
7. The Secret to Good Writing
Any time Stephen King talks about writing, I listen.
More & more I believe the secret to successful writing is strong brewed tea.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 23, 2014
Personally, I prefer coffee, but far be it from me to argue with the King of horror. Might end up with poisonous slugs in my soup.
Stephen King Twitter Post on Epic Rap Battle (ERB)
Stephen King engaged in a fictional epic rap battle, or ERB, with Edgar Allen Poe. There is an entire fandom page dedicated to the creative, word-slinging war.
Many people said that the battle was close, and that maybe King eeked out a victory. King, himself, however, graciously admitted defeat in one of his tweets:
Good news/bad news kind of thing: MR. MERCEDES comes out tomorrow, but I think Poe shut me down in the rap contest. 🙁— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 2, 2014
I don’t know, one of King’s flaming rhymes went like this:
See, I’m the author with the blood and gore lore galore that’ll horrify a reader to the core!
— Stephen King
I must say, that’s pretty dang awesome for an aging white guy who writes stories about serial killer clowns! I’m impressed.
Stephen King Twitter Book Recommendations
Stephen King regularly tweets about his favorite books on Twitter. Over the years, the list has grown into a massive roster of recommendations.
Here is a short-list of Twitter book recommendations by Stephen King:
- How Lucky by William Flietch
- Find You First by Linwood Barclay
- Road of Bones by Christopher Golden
- Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
- Paul Simon by Robert Hilburn
- The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood
- The Accident by Chris Pavone
- Niceville and The Homecoming by Carsten Stroud
- Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
- The Mars Rooms by Rachel Kushner
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Stephen King Twitter Grammar Mystery
In a now famous tweet, Stephen King asked Twitter for help with grammar:
Help me, Grammar Police.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 14, 2021
What was this tweet about?
If you scroll down to March 14th, 2021 on Stephen King’s Twitter feed, you’ll see that he posted two tweets immediately before this crowdsourcing question.
First, he tweeted, “What America needs are more tap-dancing movies. You can’t be sad when there’s tap-dancing going on.” Then, seconds later, in a moment of growing grammar panic, he posted, “Maybe that should be”What America needs is…?”
“Help me, Grammar Police” was actually his third tweet (or second follow-up tweet) to his post about tap-dancing movies.
By the way, Stephen, Twitter is divided and most people don’t know the answer. I vote for “is” but something tells me you can get away with either version. Who’s going to argue with the King?
Stephen King Fly Tweet
It’s no secret that Stephen King is very open and direct about his political leanings on Twitter. He’d probably hate me for saying it, but he shares that directness with his Twitter arch nemesis, Donald Trump.
Stephen King tweets often about politics. I spent most of today binge reading his Twitter feed, and if you have a spare few hours to waste, it’s an entertaining ride. One of his many viral tweets during election season referred to the infamous fly that landed on then-Vice President Mike Pence.
Here’s the Tweet:
The fly knows.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 8, 2020
Why Did Donald Trump Block Stephen King on Twitter?
Stephen King is an outspoken critic of Donald Trump. Trump blocked him after King posted a series of tweets direct at Trump’s presidential cabinet and daughter, Ivanka.
After being blocked, Stephen King tweeted, “Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself.” He was, of course, just joking. He didn’t really care. In fact, he might have taken it as a badge of honor to get under the former President’s skin.
J.K. Rowling, of Harry Potter fame, quickly assured Stephen King that she would carry on the battle and let King know of Trump’s tweets.
Final Thoughts on Stephen King Twitter
Thank you for reading! I hope these Stephen King Twitter facts informed and entertained you.
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